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Vertex

The Vertex is the next generation Velleman 3D printer kit.
Easy, accurate, affordable & open source.

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Vertex 3D Printer

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The Vertex in action

BUILD PLATFORM

  • fixed 4mm aluminium frame with 3 point leveling
  • removable 4mm tempered glass build plate
  • sheet of Buildtak™ as print surface

EXTRUDER

  • second extruder optional
  • ultra strong direct drive extruder
  • reliable feeding and retraction of 1.75mm filament
  • built in process for loading and unloading filament
  • stainless steel filament pulley wheel

NOZZLE(S)

  • second nozzle optional
  • actively cooled nozzle assembly
  • heating indication per nozzle
  • space between nozzles: 23.7mm
  • nozzle diameter: 0.35mm

STANDALONE PRINTING

  • control every aspect of the VERTEX
  • print files directly from an SD card
  • load and unload filament with a simple command
  • bright backlit LCD
  • rotary encoder

IGLIDUR® BEARINGS & MILLED Z-AXIS

  • maintenance free plastic bearings
  • silent operation
  • milled Z axis virtually eliminates Z-wobble

Specifications

Technical information

Vertex 3D Printer

Printing

  • print technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).
  • layer resolution: standard: 0.1 mm (maximum: 0.2 mm – minimum: 0.05 mm).
  • build plate: 215 x 240 mm (8.46″ x 9.45″).
  • build volume: 180 x 200 x 190 mm (7″ x 7.8″ x 7.5″).
  • print speed: 30 mm/s – 120 mm/s.
  • travel speed: 30 mm/s – 300 mm/s.
  • build plate surface: removable layer of BuildTak™ (consumable; also sold separately).
  • filament diameter: 1.75 mm (accepts all filament spools with a mounting hole = 53 mm). Open filament policy.
  • prints: PLA, ABS. Testing with other materials in progress.
  • nozzle 1&2 diameter: 0.35mm. One nozzle supplied, second nozzle optional.
  • distance between nozzles: 23.7 mm.
  • maximum nozzle operating temperature: 270 °C.

Software

  • firmware: Modified Open Source Marlin 3D Printer. Firmware – user upgradable.
  • software: Repetier – CuraEngine – Slic3r (RepRap compatible).

Hardware

  • dimensions: X Y Z 360 – 380 – 395 mm (14″ x 15″ x 15.5″) (without filament spools).
  • frame: Polycarbonate panels and fibre reinforced molded ABS parts.
  • weight: 10 kg.
  • average noise level during operation: 52 dBA (at 1 m).
  • ambient operation temperature: max 25 °C.
  • storage temperature: – 10 °C to + 40 °C.

Electrical

  • communication: USB 2.0 or SD card.
  • controller board: AVR ATmega2560 based. Dual head and heated bed capable.
  • display: 4 x 20 char. blue LCD with white backlight.
  • AC input: 100 – 240 VAC 50-60Hz 150W max.

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